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NATIONALLY-TOURING SELTZERLAND COMING TO ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/5/21

Saturday, April 3rd

Fox Creek Golf Club

Cannonball Productions will hit the fairways for their safely socially distanced, nationally-touring hard seltzer celebration like no other, called Seltzerland. Attendees are invited to leisurely walk the course while safely sampling from 50+ flavors of hard seltzer on Saturday, April 3rd at the picturesque Fox Creek Golf Club (1501 Windy Hill Road) in the Greater Atlanta area of Smyrna, with no actual golfing involved. Tickets for this can’t miss event begin at $29, are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting www.seltzerland.com.

Seltzerland debuted at Chicago’s Cog Hill Golf Club on August 2020, before heading to golf courses in Minneapolis, Denver, Tampa, and Dallas. All five events sold out and ticket holders enjoyed a day packed with brands big and small like White Claw, Bud Light Seltzer, Bon V!V, and Cutwater Spirits. Seltzerland’s 2021 tour will include stops in Austin, Scottsdale, Tampa and now Atlanta for the first time.

Guests are able to socially distance in groups of 20 or less and spread out across each course’s fairways. The best hard seltzer brands in the land — from iconic national brands, to beloved local companies — will be on-site offering a variety of beverage samplings, and HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® Bacon will provide mouthwatering brunch bites.

“These past 11 months have been incredibly trying, and one thing we know is that everyone needs something to look forward to, now more than ever. As the weather became nicer, I, as a consumer, just wanted to get outside and have a drink with my friends while being safe. What better place to do that than on an open, outdoor, sprawling, and gorgeous golf course? With courses around the country open to the public and tee times available to manage check-in, it is
the safest venue and structure for in-person events. We know this experience will provide a safe opportunity to have some much-needed fun and we’re so excited to bring Seltzerland to life,” said Cannonball Productions CEO & Founder Kate Levenstien.

Safety is a primary focus of this event. Here are some of the precautions attendees can expect:
● Vendors and staff must wear protective gloves and regularly hand-wash. The public is also encouraged to wash hands frequently, use hand sanitizer, and wear a face mask while not sampling.
● Attendees within different time slots must maintain at least six feet of space between each other, and vendors will also be spaced out accordingly to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
● Restrooms will have a devoted porter to regularly clean in between uses.

When purchasing tickets online, attendees will sign up for a “tee-time”, which is available every 10 minutes, for a group of 20 or less for this 2.5-hour experience. There are two ways to experience Seltzerland with General Admission and VIP tickets offered. General Admission tickets begin at $29 and VIP tickets start at $49. VIP ticket holders will kick off the event with premier timeslots, a full-sized can of hard seltzer, a specialty cocktail, and complimentary food.
For tickets and more information, visit https://www.seltzerland.com/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seltzerland/ Instagram: @seltzer_land

Ticketing inquiries can be directed to hello@cannonballproductions.com.

JOIN EVENTIDE BREWING FOR SHAMROCK AND SHENANIGANS TRIVIA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/5/21

Test your St. Paddy’s Day knowledge for a chance to win the grand prize – your weight in beer! 

Saturday, March 13
1 to 8 pm

Do you know the difference between a four-leaf clover and shamrock? If so, you don’t want to miss Eventide Brewing’s Shamrocks & Shenanigans, the brewery’s St. Paddy’s Day party, on March 13.


Eventide will test your St. Paddy’s Day knowledge with a winner-take-all-game of trivia from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., where one lucky team will win the equivalent of one team member’s weight in beer!


Teams may consist of 2-6 people, and each team member will receive a limited edition t-shirt and two Eventide beer tickets after registering. The cost for team registration is: $55 for a team of two, $100 for a team of four, and $135 for a team of six. Additional team members can be added for $25 each.


And what St. Paddy’s celebration would be complete without authentic Irish fare? Food will be available throughout the day from The Marlay House’s food truck, The Mobile Marlay, which features battered fresh fish and perfectly fried hand-cut chips.


Finally, guests will enjoy live music throughout the day from Alex Cavanaugh.


For more information and to register for trivia, visit Eventide’s event page: https://www.eventidebrewing.com/stpaddys2021.

STEP INTO SPRING AT THE BATTERY ATLANTA THIS MARCH

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/1/21

All ages invited to experience in-person, physically distanced exercise, concerts and more

Home to a curated selection of boutiques, one-of-a-kind restaurants and experiential offerings, The Battery Atlanta is ready to welcome the spring season to the neighborhood. Visitors can sip on margaritas from Superica, frozen daquiris from Fat Tuesday or local craft beers from Terrain Taproom for a refreshing adult beverage. Those with spring jitters can enjoy a rejuvenating yoga class with Kaiser Permanente; virtual sporting games at Good Game powered by Topgolf Swing Suite; guided workouts at Pepper Boxing; or ping pong, billiards, bowling and classic arcade games at Punch Bowl Social. Things are looking extra bright at Coca-Cola Roxy and Park Bench with the return of in-person entertainment – all month long. No matter the happening, March at The Battery Atlanta means an experience for everyone!

An up-to-date list of restaurant and retailer happenings is available on the website. Details and hours of operation are subject to change. Visitors are asked to follow public safety guidelines while on property.

St. Patrick’s Day Events:
St. Patrick’s Day at Live! at the Battery Atlanta

Saturday, March 13 from 3-11 p.m.
Get shamrockin’ and rollin’ at this Irish celebration! Toast with green beer, live music, photo booths, signature drinks and more. Attendees can choose from two package options: Shamrocks + Shenanigans starting at $20 or Luckiest of Charms starting at $40. Both ticket packages grant access to all venues. Purchase tickets and review safety measures here.

Outdoor Activities:
Wellness Series: Yoga by Kaiser Permanente

Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Start the week off stress-free with a limited capacity, outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente on non-event days at the Plaza Green. Pre-registration and event participant waivers are available online. Participants are required to bring a mat and encouraged to bring water. A live stream on Facebook and past sessions on YouTube are also available to fitness fans virtually on event days.

Wellness Series: Pure Barre Pop-Up
Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
This FREE Pure Barre class meets at the Plaza Green for a weekly total body workout. Class sizes will be limited and pre-registration is required. Interested attendees can register on Eventbrite, accept the event participant waiver and be prepared to scan ticket(s) upon arrival. Drop-ins will only be accepted if space restrictions allow and online registration is completed.

Cornhole ATL Spring League
Tuesdays from 6:45-9 p.m.
A tailgate favorite is now a league of its own! Spectators are encouraged to watch the action and cheer on league participants as they play games leading up to the winter season’s final tournament. League winners will receive a championship trophy and other prizes.

The Battery Atlanta Walking Trail presented by UnitedHealthcare
A brisk walk can curb cravings, reduce stress and offer a healthy way to catch up with friends and family! Get out and get active on the 1.5-mile loop circling the campus.

Select Retail and Restaurant Promotions:
Totcho Tuesday at Terrapin Taproom

Dine-in guests can get $2 off the most popular appetizer on the menu every Tuesday.

Prime Rib Dinner Special at C. Ellet’s
Pass a good time with a delicious 14 oz. prime rib roasted to perfection, au jus, horseradish cream and clover roll for $49.99 every Wednesday. Book a reservation here.

Noche Tropical Saturday at El Super Pan
Enjoy tropical getaway vibes every Saturday from 11 p.m.-1 a.m.! The sandwich bar features the best tunes, a late-night menu and the best dancing.

The Last Call at C. Ellet’s
As the final hour of service approaches each night, C. Ellet’s will be offering a special menu – 4 to 6 favorites plus the H&F Double Cheeseburger and fries for $10.

Park Bench Events:
The popular dueling piano bar and live music venue has announced a line-up of live shows this month. Visit parkbenchbattery.com/calendar for more information.

  • Elton Live! – Elton John Tribute Show
    Thursday, March 4 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Jobe Fortner
    Friday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Rockin’ Roundup Band
    Saturday, March 13 at 10:15 p.m.
  • The Piedmont Boys
    Friday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Mark Wills with special guest Jordan James
    Friday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Coca-Cola Roxy Events:
The Battery Atlanta’s iconic concert venue is back! This month, Coca-Cola Roxy brings country, rock and electronic artists to the stage. Review enhanced venue safety guidelines here.

  • Aaron Lewis
    Thursday, March 4 at 8 p.m.
  • Drivin N Cryin
    Friday, March 5 at 8 p.m.
  • The Floozies
    Saturday, March 6 at 8 p.m.
  • John Langston
    Saturday, March 13 at 8 p.m.
  • 94.9 The Bull Presents Mitchell Tenpenny
    Thursday, March 18 at 8 p.m.
  • 94.9 The Bull Presents Jon Pardi
    Friday, March 19 at 8 p.m.
  • Collective Soul
    Thursday, March 25 at 8 p.m.
    Friday, March 26 at 8 p.m.
    Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m.

TEQUILA TASTING HOSTED BY TWO URBAN LICKS AND DON PILAR TEQUILA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/28/21

Featuring Four Tequilas, Four Dishes, Cocktails, and More!
Thursday, March 25, 2021 From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

It’s time to sip on some tequila at TWO urban licks! Featuring Blanco to Extra Añejo, tequila enthusiasts are invited to gather and embark on a unique tequila-tasting journey while enjoying unforgettable city views on TWO’s expansive and dog-friendly patio on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Beginning at 6 p.m., imbibers can discover four new tequilas from modern-artisanal tequila maker, Don Pilar, along with four dishes and a specialty cocktail. Created just for the occasion by Executive Chef Matt Weinstein, guests can pair their tequila with a curated pairing menu including Black Bass Ceviche, Masa Tempura Cactus, Seared Scallops, and Chili Spiced Quail. Masks are required and temperatures will be taken upon arrival. The tasting will be socially distanced to keep guests and staff safe. For ages 21 and up, tickets are $60 per person. To make a reservation or for more information, visit twourbanlicks.com or call 404.522.4622.

MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL: THE EXHIBITION IS NOW OPEN THROUGH MAY 23

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/25/21

Experience Famed Renaissance Masterpiece Up Close and Personal

at Westside Cultural Arts Center

 

Now through May 23, view Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition, the internationally acclaimed touring exhibition from SEE Attractions, Inc., at the Westside Cultural Arts Center. Exhibit hours are Thursday–Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (last entry at 5 p.m.), and tickets are available at www.chapelsistine.com.

An immersive presentation of museum-quality, near life-size reproductions of the iconic master’s frescoes that adorn the Sistine Chapel in Rome, this showcase features 34 reproductions such as “The Creation of Adam” and “The Last Judgement.” Michelangelo’s celebrated scenes normally viewed from the ground to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel are re-created at eye level in their original size, allowing visitors to observe all the intricate details of these masterpieces.

“Bringing art to life in an interactive and engaging way is one of the hallmarks of what we do, so sharing the unparalleled beauty of Michelangelo’s famous works right here in Atlanta is a thrilling opportunity for us,” said Joseph Barrera, director of operations for Westside Cultural Arts Center. “We welcome our local community and visitors from all over to explore this one-of-a-kind exhibition with us. We may not be able to visit the Sistine Chapel right now, but this exhibit makes us feel as if we have.”

As seen in world-renowned venues such as the Vienna Cathedral, the Oculus at the World Trade Center and the World Financial Center in Shanghai, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition combines one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements with state-of-the-art technology, fully immersing visitors in an intriguing experience. The overwhelming impression for the observer is the details of the art, the closeness to the picture, and the modern style.

“We are honored to share this experience with art lovers of Atlanta and the Southeast,” said Martin Biallas, CEO of Los Angeles based SEE Attractions, Inc., producer of the Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition. “Whether you have visited the Sistine Chapel before or are seeing these masterpieces for the first time, the intimate, one-of-a-kind view invites a new perspective.”

Timed tickets are available to limit capacity and ensure social distancing. Westside Cultural Arts Center follows all safety measures put in place by the City of Atlanta, including mask requirements, social distancing and heavily sanitizing all major touch points and surfaces regularly.

Prices are as follows:

  • Children 5 & under: Free with reservation
  • 17 & under: $12
  • Seniors, Military and College Students: $14
  • Adults: $18
  • Family 4 Pack (2 Adults + 2 Children): $45
  • Groups of 10 or more: $10 per person

Audio guides in English and Spanish are available to rent or download on a smartphone to enhance each guest’s experience. Guests who download the guide should bring their own headphones. For more information on Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition, please visit www.chapelsistine.com.

GEORGIA CRAFT BEER DAY 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/25/21

Join your fellow cerevisaphiles Saturday, March 6, for Georgia Beer Day, the yearly celebration of all things craft beer in The Peach State. This annual event, which is organized by the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild (GCBG), benefits the GCBC and its member breweries.

As part of this year’s Georgia Beer Day, 50 breweries across the state will be offering a limited edition collector’s pint glass. In partnership with GCBG member breweries and Boelter Glassware, $1 from every glass will be donated to the GCBC to help promote, protect and further the common interests of its members and Georgia’s licensed brewing industry.

The 2021 inaugural pint glass showcases full color art by Larry Choskey and features prominent state symbols including: the Cherokee Rose (state flower), Southern Live Oak (state tree), Honeybee (state insect) and the Brown Thrasher (state bird) as the centerpiece.

Additionally, the participating breweries below will be offering specials all day long. Please check your favorite brewery’s website and social media pages to learn more about what each is offering.

For more information on Georgia Beer Day, please visit: georgiacraftbrewersguild.org/georgia-beer-day.html.

To learn more about the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild, please visit: georgiacraftbrewersguild.org.

Where:

Anderby Brewing (Peachtree Corners)

Arches Brewing (Hapeville)

Athentic Brewing (Athens)

Atlanta Brewing Co. (Atlanta)

Barrier Island Brewing (St Simons Island)

Best End Brewing (Atlanta)

Bold Monk Brewing (Atlanta)

Cherry Street Brewing (Alpharetta)

Creature Comforts (Athens)

Dry County Brewing (Kennesaw)

Eagle Creek Brewing (Statesboro)

Eventide (Atlanta)

Fire Maker (Atlanta)

From the Earth Brewing (Roswell)

Gate City (Roswell)

Halfway Crooks (Atlanta)

Horned Owl Brewing (Kennesaw)

Indio Brewing (Sugar Hill) 

Kettlerock Brewing (Peachtree Corners) 

Left Nut (Gainesville)

Line Creek (Peachtree City)

Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta)

Monkey Wrench Brewing (Suwanee)

New Realm (Atlanta)

NoFo Brew Co. (Cumming)

Pendley Creek (Jasper)

Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen (Macon)

Pontoon Brewing (Sandy Springs)

Pretoria Fields (Albany)

Red Hare (Marietta)

Reformation Brewing (Smyrna)

Round Trip (Atlanta)

Sceptre Brewing Arts (Decatur)

Schoolhouse Brewing (Marietta)

Second Self Beer Co. (Atlanta)

Service Brewing (Savannah)

Six Bridges Brewing (Johns Creek)

Social Fox Brewing (Norcross)

Steady Hand Beer Co. (Atlanta)

StillFire Brewing (Suwanee)

SweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta)

Tantrum Brewing Co. (Cleveland)

The Dahlonega Brewery (Dahlonega)

The Georgia Beer Co. (Valdosta)

Three Taverns (Atlanta)

Torched Hop Brewing (Atlanta)

Tucker Brewing Company (Tucker)

Two Tides Brewing (Savannah)

Variant Brewing (Roswell)

Wrecking Bar Brewpub (Atlanta)

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CLASSIC RETURNS TO TPC SUGARLOAF MAY 10 – MAY 16 PLUS HOPSPITALITY SPACE, THE PERCH.

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/22/21

The new hospitality venue offers local craft beer, food and unparalleled views at two of the most exciting golf holes at TPC Sugarloaf during Georgia’s only PGA TOUR Champions event 

 

Spectators at this year’s Mitsubishi Electric Classic can catch a bird’s eye view of the action at The Perch, a new open-air covered “hopsitality®” venue presented by Axis Companies.

 

The Perch gives fans unobstructed views of the 10th green and 11th hole as 81 PGA TOUR Champions professionals compete for a $1.8 million purse at TPC Sugarloaf, one of the region’s most celebrated courses. 

 

“Whether you’re an individual looking for an ‘elevated’ experience or a business that wants to entertain clients, The Perch is the perfect place to take in this year’s tournament,” says Monte Ortel, executive director of the Mitsubishi Electric Classic. “It’s a unique social experience that will let fans feel like they’re part of the action while enjoying specialty offerings from our venue partners Slow Pour Brewing Company, Stillfire Brewing and Tequila Mama.” 

 

Suwanee’s StillFire Brewing and Lawrenceville’s Slow Pour Brewing Company will be pouring delicious craft beers throughout the weekend at The Perch. In addition to standard offerings, StillFire Brewing will release Par 3 Pilsner and Slow Pour Brewing Company will release its Living is Easy sour, both brewed exclusively for the tournament. Additionally, Tequila Mama will serve fan-favorites from its scratch-made multicultural menu. 

 

In response to COVID-19, the Mitsubishi Electric Classic is implementing all State of Georgia and PGA TOUR health guidelines at The Perch, as well as throughout the tournament. 

 

Tickets for The Perch are $125 per day and include two beers and lunch. Liquor, wine and additional beer will be available for purchase inside the venue. All children over the age of two must have a ticket to enter. The venue will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday of tournament week. 

 

Limited single day tickets to The Perch can be purchased HERE, and additional ticketing options are available at: https://www.axs.com/events/397431/mitsubishi-electric-classic-tickets?q=mitsubishi.

 

For more information, visit: https://www.mitsubishielectricclassic.com.

More about the tournament:

This preeminent golf tournament features icons of the game, including Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie 

 

Georgia’s premier PGA TOUR Champions event is set to return to Duluth this May, featuring the same exciting level of play on one of the region’s most storied courses.

 

The tournament, which debuted in 2013 and continues to build on Atlanta’s rich golf heritage, is a family-friendly affair where spectators can see their favorite seasoned players in-person and enjoy social events throughout the week, making it an environment that all can enjoy. 

 

“The tournament has something for everyone,” says Monte Ortel, executive director of the Mitsubishi Electric Classic. “Serious fans look forward to the household names who compete, and casual viewers enjoy the multi-day social atmosphere. Additionally, players love it because they’re intimately familiar with TPC Sugarloaf since the course was home to the PGA TOUR’s AT&T Classic from 1997 to 2008.” 

The 54 hole tournament will feature 81 PGA TOUR Champions professionals vying for a $1.8 million prize purse and to improve their standing in the Charles Schwab Cup points list. The full field will be announced over the coming weeks. 

 

Past champions include World Golf Hall of Fame member Bernhard Langer (2013); Spain’s Miguel Ángel Jiménez (2014); Olin Browne (2015); Woody Austin (2016); Stephen Ames (2017); Steve Flesch (2018); and Scott McCarron (2019), who used his Mitsubishi Electric Classic victory as a launching pad towards his first Charles Schwab Cup. 

“While we’re proud of the caliber of player we attract, the Mitsubishi Electric Classic is much more than a golf tournament,” says Keijiro Hora, president and CEO Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings Inc. “This event is very much charity-focused, and we’re proud that our giving remains in Gwinnett County and the surrounding metro Atlanta areas to help positively impact the local community.” 

Since its first iteration in 2013, the annual tournament has raised over $2.5 million dollars for local charities, including primary beneficiaries, Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Additionally, the Mitsubishi Electric Classic offers participation in the Birdies for Charity program, providing additional local non-profit organizations with an opportunity to raise additional funds to support their missions. For more information on Birdies for Charity and to make a pledge/donation, visit: mitsubishielectricclassic.com/charity/birdies-for-charity/.

 

In response to COVID-19, the Mitsubishi Electric Classic is following all State of Georgia and PGA TOUR health guidelines to ensure the safety of athletes, fans, staff and everyone else involved with the tournament. A full list of safety protocols will be released in the coming weeks. 

 

This year’s tournament is the first in a five-year partnership extension between Mitsubishi Electric and the PGA TOUR Champions. The extension includes the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai and the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, as well as status as an official marketing partner with the PGA TOUR.

 

To purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.axs.com/events/397431/mitsubishi-electric-classic-tickets?q=mitsubishi.

 

For more information, visit: https://www.mitsubishielectricclassic.com.

 

2021 ATLANTA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL STREAMS TO AT-HOME AUDIENCES, PLUS EXPANDED Q&A, DRIVE-IN, VIRTUAL LOBBY, AND OTHER EXPERIENCES

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/10/21

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Announces Full Lineup and Reimagines Annual Event for a Virtual World

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF), one of the most influential Jewish film festivals in the world, continues to cement its status as an innovator. Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, AJFF has pivoted to all-virtual programming and reimagined the entirety of its landmark festival, which is set to take place Feb.17-28. In addition to watching movies from the comfort and convenience of home via a Virtual Cinema, audiences will also enjoy three nights of drive-in movies at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and The Home Depot Backyard, plus in-depth and expanded Q&A conversations, a “Virtual Lobby” to connect with other moviegoers, a curated and custom “Festival-In-A-Box” for Opening Night ticket holders, along with other special experiences.

AJFF has also announced its full 2021 lineup, providing audiences a robust selection of diverse and high-caliber films for which the festival has become known. This year, more than 500 films were submitted for consideration, with 38 feature and 16 short films selected – including three World premieres, eight North American premieres, three U.S. premieres, and one world premiere local film. The film selection covers a range of genres, with everything from introspective biographies like Howie Mandel: But, Enough About Me; topical themes like On Broadway or Atlanta: The City Too Busy to Wait; side-splitting comedies like Shiva Baby; LGBTQ+ stories like Kiss Me Kosherpowerful dramas like Asia; and so much more. The full lineup and schedule are available at AJFF.org.

“In a year of firsts and unprecedented challenges, AJFF has worked tirelessly to reimagine the annual festival in a way that preserves the most cherished qualities of this annual celebration of community and the cinematic arts,” said AJFF Executive Director Kenny Blank. “Though the experience itself will be undeniably different, the power of these films to connect and inspire us is more deeply felt and appreciated than ever. Our hybrid edition embraces all of the opportunities that virtual affords us while continuing our commitment to bring audiences ‘together through film’ in new ways.”

The 2021 AJFF will feature a number of new offerings and experiences, including:

Extensive At-Home Viewing Options:
For a full 12 days, AJFF’s diverse lineup of narrative and documentary shorts and features are accessible to viewers from the comfort of home. Powered by CineSend, AJFF’s Virtual Cinema will allow audiences to access the best in Jewish cinema from a smart TV, home theater, tablet, or mobile device.  Requiring only a single ticket per film for each household, viewers will have a flexible 48-hour window to watch festival films at their convenience. Each film has a limited capacity of views, so audiences are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance. General admission for virtual screenings is $16/household ($14 early bird pricing), and for special events, which include Opening and Closing Night, admission is $36/household.

Drive-In Screenings at The Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium:
Against the spectacular backdrop of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, AJFF invites audiences to enjoy the throwback fun of drive-in movies at the 11-acre greenspace of The Home Depot Backyard. Accommodating over 200 vehicles nightly for this premium experience, the AJFF drive-in includes three special evenings of film on Feb.18, Feb. 20, and Feb. 21. Kicking off with AJFF’s Young Professionals Night, followed by two campy, kitschy Hollywood classics: Mel Brooks’s sci-fi spoof Spaceballs and the musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, this exciting venue provides guests the ability to watch on the big screen while remaining safely socially distant. Each drive-in pass can be purchased for $40 and accounts for parking for one car, regardless of how many people are in the vehicle, so bring the whole family along! Food trucks will be on-site serving delicious bites, to enjoy from the comfort of your vehicle.

Expanded Q&A Offerings Featuring Filmmakers, Actors + Experts:
AJFF has long been recognized for fostering dialogue and building bridges of understanding between audiences of different faiths and backgrounds. This commitment continues in 2021, with an expanded program of virtual Q&A conversations. A record number of filmmakers, actors and other guest speakers will partake in Q&A programs, recorded especially for AJFF audiences and accessible to watch online throughout the 12 days of the festival.

Virtual Lobby Over Lunch:
AJFF is also launching a “Virtual Lobby,” featuring a series of lunchtime Zoom sessions for the community of moviegoers to join a facilitated discussion, taking a deeper dive into five conversation-starting films of the festival.

Festival-in-a-Box:
To enhance the at-home viewing experience, ticket holders to Opening Night will receive a specially curated “Festival-In-A-Box.” Full of fun comfort items to help create a perfect, stay-at-home viewing experience, the box is full of tasty and cozy surprises.

Tickets go on sale on Jan. 26 for members and on Feb. 10 for the general public.

CHEERS AND CELEBRATIONS AT THE BATTERY ATLANTA THIS FEBRUARY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/4/21

Southeast sports and entertainment hub hosts Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and the Big Game!

The Battery Atlanta has lined up a heartwarming mix of events and offerings the community is sure to love this February. From noshing on special Valentine’s Day menus at El Super Pan to sipping cocktails fireside at BURN by Rocky Patel to escaping to the Omni Hotel or Aloft Atlanta for a staycation, The Battery Atlanta provides guests with unlimited possibilities for a wonderful winter. Recently opened concepts Fat Tuesday, 26 Thai Kitchen at PH’EAST and WXYZ Bar at Aloft Atlanta will be at the top of every must-visit list. There’s no shortage of dining options to get ready for the big game! Football fans can check out Punch Bowl Social, Yard House, Park Bench and Live! at the Battery for a curated game plan. Music lovers can visit the Coca-Cola Roxy this month for live, socially distanced performances from Jamey Johnson & Randy Houser, as well as Rumours – A Fleetwood Mac tribute.

An up-to-date list of restaurant and retailer happenings is available on the website. Details and hours of operation are subject to change. Visitors are asked to follow public safety guidelines while on property.

Outdoor Activities:
Inspired ATL

Saturday, Feb. 20 from noon-2 p.m.
This community event on the Plaza Green will focus on personal and professional growth, featuring an optional 45-minute workout led by founder and health coach Kellie Bernardi, local vendors, networking, raffles and more! Tickets are available here.

Wellness Series: Yoga by Kaiser Permanente
Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m., starting Feb. 22
Start the week off stress-free with a limited capacity, outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente on non-event days at the Plaza Green. Pre-registration and event participant waivers are available online. Participants are required to bring a mat and encouraged to bring water. A live stream on Facebook and past sessions on YouTube are also available to fitness fans virtually on event days.

Cornhole ATL Winter League
Tuesdays from 6:45-9 p.m.
A tailgate favorite is now a league of its own! Spectators are encouraged to watch the action and cheer on league participants as they play games leading up to the winter season’s final tournament on Feb. 23. League winners will receive a championship trophy and other prizes.

The Battery Atlanta Walking Trail presented by UnitedHealthcare
A brisk walk can curb cravings, reduce stress and offer a healthy way to catch up with friends and family! Get out and get active on the 1.5-mile loop circling the campus.

Now Open:
Fat Tuesday

The daiquiri concept specializes in sweet, fruity and ice-cold blended cocktails! Guests can conveniently walk-up to the counter-serve space and grab their favorite libations to-go – just in time for Mardi Gras. The shop is located across from El Super Pan on the corner of Battery Walk and Legends Place.

26 Thai Kitchen at PH’EAST
The newest vendor at the Asian food hall is serving up authentic Thai food from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday.

Select Retail and Restaurant Promotions:
Mardi Gras at Live! at The Battery Atlanta

Saturday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.
Guests can choose between Show Me Your Beads and VIP Mardi Krewe packages that grant access to all French Quarter-themed venues: Sports & Social, PBR Atlanta, Tavern and Coors Banquet Bar. The event includes fortune tellers, caricature artists, live entertainment and drink specials – all night long! Purchase tickets and review safety measures here.

Let’s Celebrate Love at C. Ellet’s
Thursday, Feb. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 14
The restaurant’s menu of love will make this Valentine’s Day celebration exceptional with exclusive offerings, including crab puffs, prime rib and a decadent chocolate mousse for dessert, along with other steakhouse favorites. Call 678.996.5344.

Date Night Package at Good Game powered by Topgolf Swing Suite
Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14
Couples can score a Valentine’s Weekend Date Night Package ($150) that includes 90 minutes in an interactive suite and a prix fix dinner for two. Call 404.614.4619 to reserve a spot!

Wine, Dine & Be Mine Valentine’s Weekend with CRÚ Food & Wine Bar
Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14
Sweethearts can indulge in a reminiscent four-course prix fixe menu ($60) available for dine-in or to-go or opt for a special take-home Valentine’s for Two package deal ($110) on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are encouraged due to limited seating. Call 770.485.9463.

Sweetheart Sunday Brunch at CRÚ Food & Wine Bar
Sunday, Feb. 14
CRÚ’s chefs have sweetened the deal with a three-course prix fix ($30) with $2 mimosas and bellinis. This menu is also available for to-go with an optional Mimosa Kit add-on ($25).

Special Valentine’s Day Sunday Piano Show at Park Bench
Sunday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
The famous dueling piano bar is hosting a special Valentine’s Day show! All ladies will receive a complimentary rose and glass of champagne. Table reservations available here.

Rumours at Coca-Cola Roxy
Saturday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m.
Rumours – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute is returning to the legendary concert venue located in The Battery Atlanta for a live, socially distanced show with special guest The Neon Queen – an ABBA tribute. Review enhanced venue safety guidelines here.

Jamey Johnson & Randy House – County Cadillac Tour at Coca-Cola Roxy
Friday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. 
Country music stars Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser will perform a special acoustic set together. Review enhanced venue safety guidelines here.

TWO URBAN LICKS HOSTS A LOMBARDI WINE TASTING TO CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/21/21

Wine Tasting and Food Pairing Experience With Tony Lombardi of Lombardi Wines and Todd Rushing of Concentrics Restaurants 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
Acclaimed wine experts, Tony Lombardi of Lombardi Wines and Todd Rushing of Concentrics Restaurants and TWO urban licks, are joining forces and hosting a special wine tasting event on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Bully Boy in the Old Fourth Ward. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., wine lovers are invited to gather and sip on an array of delicious Lombardi wines accompanied by exquisite food pairings created by TWO urban licks’ Executive Chef Matt Weinstein, including Scallop Crudo, Chicken Liver Toast, Mixed Mushroom Strudel, Duck Confit, and a surprise dessert. The tasting will be socially distanced to keep guests and staff safe. Tickets are $75 per person (includes wine, food, tax, and gratuity). To make a reservation visit www.opentable.com or call 404.522.4622. Bully Boy is a destination restaurant located in the Old Fourth Ward next to TWO urban licks, in between The Telephone Factory and Common Grounds, right down the BeltLine from Ponce City Market.